Associations to the word «Echo»


ECHO, noun. A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.
ECHO, noun. (figurative) Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
ECHO, noun. (computing) The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.
ECHO, noun. The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
ECHO, noun. (whist) (bridge) A signal, played in the same manner as a trump signal, made by a player who holds four or more trumps (or, as played by some, exactly three trumps) and whose partner has led trumps or signalled for trumps.
ECHO, noun. (whist) (bridge) A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a high card in that suit is led by one's partner.
ECHO, verb. (of a sound or sound waves) (intransitive) To reflect off of a surface and return.
ECHO, verb. (by extension) (transitive) To repeat back precisely what another has just said: to copy in the imitation of a natural echo.
ECHO, verb. (by extension) (transitive) To repeat (another's speech, opinion, etc.).
ECHO, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Calopterygidae   — certain damselflies.
ECHO, symbol. The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
ECHO, proper noun. (Greek mythology) An oread, punished by Hera by losing her own voice and only being able to mimic that of others.
ECHO, proper noun. (astronomy) Short for 60 Echo, a main belt asteroid.
ECHO BOOMER, noun. (demographics) A child of a member of the post-World War II baby boom generation, born in the period extending approximately from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s.
ECHO CHAMBER, noun. A room or other enclosed space that is highly conducive to the production of echoes, particularly one that has been designed and built for this purpose.
ECHO CHAMBER, noun. In music production, a sound effect that may be applied to live or recorded sounds through a sound editing process, which creates the impression that the sounds originated in an enclosed space which was conducive to echoes.
ECHO CHAMBER, noun. (derogatory) (by extension) An insular communication space that is of no interest to outsiders or refuses their input.
ECHO CHAMBERS, noun. Plural of echo chamber
ECHO POEM, noun. A poem constructed by the surrealist technique of alternately writing a stanza and then "mirroring" it in some fashion to create the following stanza.
ECHO POEMS, noun. Plural of echo poem
ECHO SOUNDER, noun. A sonar device used for echo sounding
ECHO SOUNDERS, noun. Plural of echo sounder
ECHO SOUNDING, noun. The technique of using reflected pulses of sound to determine depth or the location of objects (or fish) under water.
ECHO SOUNDING, noun. A particular measurement made using this technique.
ECHO SUBJECT, noun. (grammar) A verb that has the same subject as the preceding verb.
ECHO SUBJECTS, noun. Plural of echo subject
ECHO VOWEL, noun. (linguistics) When a word ends with a vowel and glottal stop and it comes at the end of the phrase, the echo vowel is the same as the vowel before the glottal stop, but it's whispered and faint, as in ya'a for ya "arrow." The echo vowel isn't written.

Dictionary definition

ECHO, noun. The repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps".
ECHO, noun. (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained.
ECHO, noun. A reply that repeats what has just been said.
ECHO, noun. A reflected television or radio or radar beam.
ECHO, noun. A close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.; "his contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau"; "Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man".
ECHO, noun. An imitation or repetition; "the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life".
ECHO, verb. To say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders".
ECHO, verb. Ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter".
ECHO, verb. Call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.